US – Canadian ‘shiprider’ training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime

US - Canadian 'shiprider' training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime
CHARLESTON, S.C. – At a media event Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police students demonstrated a vessel boarding exercise for their “Shiprider” training at the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Centers in Charleston, S.C. The graduation ceremony Wednesday marks the culmination of eight days of maritime law enforcement–based...

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, met at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider, standard operating...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, are scheduled to meet at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider,...

Coast Guard releases investigation memorandum on fatal law enforcement mission

Coast Guard releases investigation memorandum on fatal law enforcement mission
Alameda, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard released Friday the Final Action Memorandum of an administrative investigation into the death of Senior Chief Terrell Horne, III during a law enforcement mission on December 2, 2012. Senior Chief Horne was killed when the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut’s small boat was rammed by a fleeing panga-type vessel suspected of conducting illicit smuggling near Santa...

Coast Guard holds multiagency operation at Philadelphia marine terminal

Coast Guard holds multiagency operation at Philadelphia marine terminal
Philadelphia – The Coast Guard held a multiagency strike force operation Monday at the Greenwich Marine terminal in Philadelphia to reinforce the critical importance for the safe and to secure the transportation of cargo. Participating agencies included the Coast Guard, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Department of Transportation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Federal Air...

USS Kidd Completes OMSI with Coast Guard

USS Kidd Completes OMSI with Coast Guard
From USS Kidd Public Affairs WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) participated in an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) with U.S. Coast Guard’s 14th District, Jan. 7 – Feb. 2, in the Western Pacific Ocean. “OMSI is aimed to diminish transnational illegal activity and enhance regional security and interoperability,”...

Brazoria County Texas resident indicted for sending false distress signal

Brazoria County Texas resident indicted for sending false distress signal
HOUSTON — David Matthew Geissen, 21, has been arrested following the return of an indictment alleging he communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Geissen, of Danbury, was arrested Thursday without incident. The sealed indictment was returned Dec. 12, 2013, and unsealed upon his arrest. He made his initial appearance in Galveston...

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint law enforcement operation along shared border

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint law enforcement operation along shared border
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police concluded a three-day joint law enforcement operation Sunday along the shared international border at the St. Lawrence Seaway. Personnel from the RCMP’s maritime unit in Kingston, Ontario, and Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, located on Wellesley Island, N.Y., conducted the patrols as part of the collaborative program known...

Enhanced Coast Guard vessel operations training coming to Charleston, S.C.

Enhanced Coast Guard vessel operations training coming to Charleston, S.C.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard trainees at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy here are scheduled to begin conducting a Non Compliant Vessel Pursuit course in the vicinity of the Wando and Cooper Rivers, Charleston Harbor, and offshore between Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms starting Monday. This specialized program trains Coast Guard crews on methods to gain control of vessels...